Best Actress 2014: Marion Cotillard for Deux jours, une nuit

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A photo of Marion Cotillard in Deux jours, une nuit, or Two Days, One Night (via Collider)

Oscar History: One win from one nomination
Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role for La vie en Rose (2007)

Oscar Present?
Role: “Sandra, a young Belgian mother” whose employment depends on convincing her colleagues to relinquish their bonuses (via IMDb)

Awards:

  • New York Film Critics Circle (2014) – Best Actress (also for The Immigrant)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics (2014) – Best Actress (also for The Immigrant)
  • Boston Online Film Critics Association (2014) – Best Actress
  • New York Film Critics Online (2014) – Best Actress

Nominations: N/A

Festivals:

  • Cannes Film Festival (2014) – World Premiere; In Competition
  • Telluride Film Festival (2014)
  • Toronto International Film Festival (2014)
  • New York Film Festival (2014)

Why? Cotillard hasn’t been back since her 2007 win; maybe it’s time for a comeback. Her French-language performances seem to ignite the most awards heat, and this performance already snagged her a year-end honor.

Why not? Even with Globe, SAG, and BAFTA nods, Cotillard’s Rust and Bone (2011) performance missed Oscar’s lineup. (Maybe the motion-picture academy’s moved on?) She might split votes with herself if The Weinstein Co. starts to campaign on behalf of The Immigrant.

Ranking: No. 5 as of Dec. 1, 2014

More on the competition:
Best Actress in a Leading Role 2014

See also:
Best Actress 2014: Marion Cotillard for The Immigrant (more)

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